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Small Business Development Center

Entrepreneurs and small business owners can obtain the needed advising in management, marketing, financial and operations. We offer FREE one-on-one advising and a variety of workshops to help your business not only survive but thrive!

Our training and advising is available for new and existing businesses. As a business owner, you understand the need to find expertise that is affordable and valuable. The Illinois SBDC at College of DuPage meets and exceeds on both of those requirements. Our advising and resources will help you:

      • Financial analysis/checkup
      • Management assessment
      • Development marketing plan
      • Identify potential funding options
      • Business Plan analysis

Contact Information

Center for Entrepreneurship
Illinois Small Business Development Center
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201
Lisle, IL 60532

Martha Carney, Program Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2771
Fax: (630) 505-4931

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Illinois Small Business Development Center

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or DCEO.

SBAReasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Rita Haake, 2525 Cabot Drive, Lisle IL 60532, (630) 942-2600. 


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Ideas to Profits Business Conference


Presented by COD's Center for Entrepreneurship

COD's Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a day-long business conference with sessions representing a broad distribution of disciplines and industries to learn new skills to help make owning a business even more rewarding. The day also featured a $5,000 business pitch contest.

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